Weddings and Honeymoons: Top 3 Tips for Getting Married in Jamaica

What other destination is better suited for the ultimate celebration of love than the island of One Love? From the towering waterfalls and majestic great houses to the lush gardens and white sand beaches, Jamaica’s landscape adds a beautiful backdrop to any wedding.  With minimal requirements, diverse locations and only a 24-hour wait time, getting married in Jamaica is no problem. The Jamaica Bridal Expo also helps to make it easy for couples getting married in Jamaica. Over 50 exhibitors, from bridal attire to locations, give expert advice over two-days in Montego Bay. Simplify your destination wedding planning with these tips from Jamaica Bridal Expo 2014 Guest Speaker Joy Agness.

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Travel Resources: Meet the People Program

There’s no better way to get to know Jamaica than through her people. With our Meet the People Program, you can meet a Jamaican with similar interests for sightseeing and adventures. Plan to discover more of Jamaica with those who know it best.

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What to Do: Spring Break in Jamaica

It’s the end of the line, the big break, what you have been waiting for; it’s Spring Break. And what better way to start the rest of your lives, than on the island of All Right with your best friends? Spend your days of freedom riding jet skis, soaking up the sun, meeting new people and dancing all night long to the reggae beats of Jamaica.

Beaches

From long sandy stretches to crystal clear water, secluded coves and pristine white sand, Jamaica’s beaches are the ideal beginning to any vacation. Soak up the sun before partying the night away on any of our beaches, from Doctor’s Cave in Montego Bay to the 7 Mile Beach in Negril. Many beaches also have accompanying bars or restaurants, so you can get a head start on tasting the local brew.

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Spring/Summer 2015 Events in Jamaica

There’s always something to do in Jamaica. Not only does the island boast some of the most diverse attractions and activities in the Caribbean, but Jamaica also delivers world class events year round. From fashion to sports, music and culture, take a look at some of the upcoming events to add to your calendar.

 

Marbana

One of Jamaica’s prime locations for filming becomes the backdrop for Marbana 2015. Frenchman’s Cove will play host to the chic-est party for the season with celebrity chefs preparing their signature fare, with great music to enjoy.

Carnival

The year 2015 marks the 27th anniversary of carnival in Jamaica. The lead activities, called Bacchanal Jamaica has “Mas Camp”, located at Stadium North, as its home. All roads lead to Mas camp during the carnival season as revellers gather on Bacchanal Fridays to dance, chip, wine, and get on bad all in the build up for the non-stop partying of carnival week and Road March on April 12.

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Volunteer in Jamaica

“Going local” is something we covet in leisure travel nowadays, but what does it really mean? Eating local cuisine, exploring the local culture, using the local currency…but how about getting a glimpse inside the real Jamaica by volunteering to help improve the condition of a local community in two key areas: education and health?

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Jamaican Music: Get to Know Bob Marley

Reggae Month 2015 is almost over but the irie vibes that reggae music brings continue to be felt around the island. As the birthplace of reggae music, Jamaica is home to numerous reggae artistes, who have made their mark on the genre and industry worldwide. The most popular of them all is Bob Marley, the undisputed King of Reggae, whose music has transcended decades. As we close the Reggae Month celebrations, get to know this reggae legend a bit better with these interesting facts.

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Countdown to Summer

Jamaica’s warm weather makes for summer fun year round. Whether you’re waiting for the cold to pass or you’re hopping on a plane soon, we have rounded up some of the most anticipated summer activities that are ready and waiting for you in Jamaica. Join us as we count down to summer!

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Go Running in Jamaica

Take inspiration from Jamaica’s sprinting legends to grab your sneakers and hit the road. Road running is a growing trend on island and we’re happy to welcome you to the starting line. Most running events give proceeds to charities, so you can give back while you get fit. Take a look at some of this year’s upcoming running events, including 5k, 10k and marathon races.

Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run 2015- February 22

Over 200 companies and some 22,000 persons will participate in the Sagicor Sigma Corporate Run, Caribbean’s largest road race. Sagicor Jamiaica has over 16 years contributed more than $100 Million to worthy beneficiaries from its popular 5.5k run. This year they’ve made it even easier for persons to support their 2015 charities, the Jamaica Kidney Kids Foundation and the Cornwall Regional Hospital Neo Natal Unit. Join in their crowd funding initiative at www.pitchandchoose.com from now till March. For more information and to register for the Sigma Run visit their website.

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Winner of The Voice Season 5 and a Sigma Run ambassador Tessanne Chin greeting a participant.

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Top 3 Reasons to Visit Jamaica This Valentine’s Day

Jamaica is the place for romance, with postcard sceneries of stunning waterfalls, rolling mountains, wide stretches of white-sand beaches and a warm tropical breeze. Easy to get to with flights from most major gateways, Jamaica is beckoning couples to escape to the Home of All Right and experience the island’s most alluring qualities.

Visitors seeking a memorable Valentine’s Day should explore the island’s adventurous side, get a taste for its tempting flavors and be pampered at one of its many hotels or villas.

  1. Adventures built for two

The Martha Brae River provides the ultimate opportunity for relaxation. Two people can sit pretty on a bamboo raft while they glide along, catching all the sights at the edges of the tropical river banks. Originally used to transport produce such as bananas to various markets, the rafts are now used for guests who want to experience Jamaica’s natural landscape in style.

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